Grantown- on –Spey is a small and charming town, north of Aviemore located in the Cairngorms. Surrounded by wildlife and dramatic scenery of the Cairngorm mountains, you will feel you are in real Scotland.
Grantown remains “to this day among the best preserved and most interesting of all Scotland’s planned towns and villages.” Prof. T. C. Smout
Situated 14 miles north of Aviemore lies, Grantown on Spey. Located in the northern area of the Cairngorms National Park there is lots to offer the visitor.
Winters can be harsh in this area however if you’re into winter sports, this is the place to be. Many snowsports enthusiasts flock to the town and surrounding area to take advantage of the snow laden slopes. An annual highlight in the events calendar, is the Sled Dog annual race, Aviemore.
Summer months in Speyside are spent by visitors discovering the local walks and wildlife. Mountain biking is also a popular sport with lots of different trails in the area. If you’re seeking something less strenuous and more relaxed, wildlife watching is recommended. Explore the Caledonian Pine Woods and look out for the red squirrel. Ospreys are also based in the area and these birds have been bred for many years. Other highlights include reindeer, mountain hares and golden eagles.
Based in the quiet town of Grantown-on-Spey is a perfect base for exploring the Highlands of Scotland. After a day out and about, take a stroll down the high street and sample some local food and drink.